‘Making Food Matter Together’
From Scratch Club is a small group of women, living within the Capital Region (Albany, Troy, Schenectady, Saratoga Springs) striving for a sustained connection to their kitchens, gardens and communities by being advocates for local food, farming and home cooking. They host two food swaps a month and participate in various out reach events where they demonstrate cooking techniques and food projects in hopes of advocating home cooking and creating. They also stream pod casts and host DIY Food Projects & Cooking School through the FSC Academy. On their blog they share stories, recipes, DIY projects, homesteading tutorials, kitchen tips and food policy news in hopes of inspiring people to jump back into the kitchen, their gardens and communities as a daily way of life regardless of income, space and time.
Come check out their demonstration booth at the 4th Annual Local Harvest Festival. Please see below their demo schedule for the day:
From Scratch Club’s FSC Academy Mini Lessons
12:30: Dairy: Butter & Compound Butter
1:30pm DIY Project: 2-3 Simple Edible Gifts
2:30pm Fermentation: Learn the Basic Principles!
3:30pm Food Preservation: What to Do with Your Vegetable Scraps!
All Over Albany is giving away a gift bag full of local goodies in celebration of the Local Harvest Festival. Great prizes from All Good Bakers, Gatherer’s Granola, Our Daily Eats, 3 Chicks and a P, Bettie’s Cakes – A Cupcakery Cafe and us, Honest Weight Food Co-op… Go to http://s.coop/xubl for your chance to win!
In November of 1997, Linda Smith and Cary Berliner, started a small organic tea company dedicated to the principles of organic farming, fair trade, and healing the planet through environmental and social consciousness. They create all of their tea blends with the mission of creating world peace one cup at a time. Their teas are blended using only the finest Certified Organic and Biodynamic teas, herbs and spices gathered from around the world. They strive to create the tastiest, purest and freshest teas and herbal infusions. All of their blends are made to order in small batches and are all unconditionally guaranteed. When they first opened shop they sold only four blends, now they offer 300 different flavors of tea! Pumpkin Spice, Coconut, Moroccan Mint, Pear Green, and Vanilla Chai are just a few of the many blends they offer. Stop by and see for yourself!
Have you seen this truck rolling around? Bettie’s Cakes Double Decker Bus has been turning heads in the Capital Region since December of 2009. This is just one of the many locations you can find her famous cupcakes. With three store locations and two mobile markets serving the Capital District, Bettie is serving up creative flavors of cupcakes that range from Sweet Caramel Mocha to Classic Vanilla Cake with butter cream frosting. Each unique cupcake is baked with the most natural, fresh ingredients to ensure that every bite is delicious! Stop by Bettie’s double decker bus at Honest Weight Food Coop’s Local Harvest Festival in Washington Park on September 23rd where you will be sure to find a flavor that you like. Your taste buds will thank you!
Have you all heard about the coolest after-school youth program in the Capital District?! The Produce Project, a program of Capital District Community Gardens, is a year-round job training program that increases employment and educational opportunity for youth from Troy High School. Students are employed year round to operate a 2.5 acre, urban, organic-produce farm under the supervision of CDCG’s staff. Students cultivate greenhouse and outdoor crops. Tomatoes, kale, eggplant, and peppers are just a few of the crops they currently have available. Stop by the Local Harvest Festival on September 23rd to meet some of the area’s youngest farmers and see what they have been growing in Troy, NY.
Photo take at 8th Street Garden Location in Troy, NY
“min·gle [ming-guhl] v. : to mix, to blend, to unite…is our approach to life.”
Yup, that pretty much sums it up… although it excludes the words, “absolutely delicious!”
Mingle has been a very welcome addition to the Capital Region’s growing restaurant scene. Working as a chef for over twenty years, Chef Un-Hui ‘s signature flavors have been found at some great local restaurants including the Ginger Man, Sage Bistro and Avenue A.
Now in her own kitchen, the family owned-and-operated restaurant on Delaware Avenue Read more…